Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Why must titles even exist

Its done! I think? Gah I always have trouble cleaning everything up at the end of my paintings, but I'm happy with the result anyways! I'll admit its not perfect, there are things I could fix up and what not but I have so much stuff to draw I don't have time to linger!

Here are some 30 second poses, I'm actually starting to see an improvement! I'm feeling way more comfortable drawing these as well.

More 30 second poses

I decided I would try drawing a front and side view of a man without reference. its not that bad I guess!

And some figure studies!

Gotta draw more!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Who needs a good title anyways

So I'm feeling really motivated lately! I really think starting a sketchbook on conceptart helped get me out of my art block, everyone is so nice and offers such great critique! 

Here we have some quick ink figure studies, I've decided I really want to try and draw with pens more often. I feel as though my biggest weakness is drawing itself, I'm not very confident with my lines. But this is the sort of thing that will take A LOT of practice until I start seeing a difference. Luckily I just bought a new sketchbook so I'm going to start filling the pages with ink drawings!

More quick ink drawings! Will definitely be making more of these, some of them are garbage though! Gotta practice practice practice

A face study I painted yesterday, under an hour.

And lastly a (slightly) updated wip of Jackie, nearing completion! 

Will update again on wednesday!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Works in progress because I am forgetful

So ready to start updating with new art every other day, I usually spend my weekends at my boyfriend's house so I packed my laptop up and brought it with me!.... BUT I FORGOT MY TABLET. And I don't really have access to a scanner. SO. All I have to show for are some wips of studies. Oh well, as long as I update with something. 

First up we have a funny sailor guy, I've only worked on it for something like 30 minutes so obviously its still rough, not sure if I want to finish it more than this though!

And a folds/figure study, planning on finishing this one all nice and polished!

Okay so there is a scanner here but I'd have to set it up and download some drivers and stuff like that so.... dunno maybe I'll have the will later, then again we'll probably be going out so I can stop at my house to pick up my tablet! So hopefully there will be an entry with actual sustenance tonight/tomorrow!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lets try this!

So, I've made a decision.... I don't know how well its going to go but I'm going to try my best. I was inspired by a friend of mine who's updating her blog daily, I think that's too ambitious for me so I'm going to try and update every two days! I don't know how I'm going to do that on weekends but I suppose I'll manage somehow!

So here are some sketch studies from Hampton's book, I'm learning a lot!

I actually sat down and timed myself when I was painting for once, which I have never done before. Not particularly happy with this speed paint but its a start I suppose! From a blank canvas this took about an hour.

Here's another quick hour study, I found a new brush that I absolutely love! Will be using it more in the future! 

And lastly a wip! Looking forward to continuing this one!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Flashvember or what la.

I'm actually astonished at how quickly November flew by! I've barely gotten over the feeling of Halloween and already there's christmas music playing and decorations everywhere! Not that I'm complaining, I LOVE christmas!

But anyways, I've been keeping busy lately with the release of Skyrim (omfg too fuuunn) and now I've got Skyward sword too, but I'm promising myself that I'm still going to draw. Also been busy working on a big scholarship application!

This is going to be a long one.

Here we have some gesture drawings, I reeeeally need to draw more of these!

And some ink figures 

Ink and pencil gesture drawings

More figure studies

Started designing more characters as of late, still not comfortable with this style but I'm trying! 
I started a little project designing a bunch of witch characters based on the letters of the word "witch". So basically I'm trying to make them resemble their respective letters! 

these sketches are a bit more polished

And more character designing! This guy I was designing for my art school portfolio, not really happy with these sketches but I thought i would share anyways!

I also started a priest project of sorts, just designing a bunch of different priest!

Here I tried to design two different character based on the same animal that still look different, it was a fun little exercise! Gotta keep practiciiing~

Here are some random sketches of another character I have in the works!

And I'll finish off with some works in progress!
Here we have lumberjack girl (whom I've named Jackie) I really liked this sketch of her although I need to work out some kinks in the anatomy and such!

And finally a self portrait I also have to do for my art school portfolio, still very rough!

Jeez I didn't post until now because I thought I didn't have anything to show for, I gotta start posting more frequently but with smaller loads!


Monday, 7 November 2011

Busy? I guess so!

Woooow I can't believe how little I've drawn in the last couple of weeks! I guess I've been busy? Doesn't feel much like it, but I suppose with halloween and social outings it really took most of my time! Anyways, I still have some sketches to show for! I've decided I really want to try my hand at character designing... btu all cartoony like. Eh, its still really different for me but I'm just gonna keep drawing! 

But before that, here's Michelle and Zombie slaying girl, I'm actually quite happy with how these came out! I'll be painting zombie girl for sure.

And here's an attempt at character designing, I tried designing characters based on shapes I guess? Uh, yeah!

I have some other character designs in my sketchbook but I want to wait until I finish the pages before scanning them!

Aaaaand some anatomy doodles! Some leg and muscle studies from Burne Hogarth's book, and some pen 30 second poses.

More 30 second poses.

This time these are studies from Micheal Hampton's "Figure drawing (design and incention)" I'm really liking this book! 

More Hampton studies
 Some attempts at fluid movement/gesture drawings

More attempts at gesture drawings!

More to come!